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IPL 2018: 'Deeply Hurt' Virat Kohli Apologises for RCB's Forgettable Season

Cricketnext Staff |May 24, 2018, 5:14 PM IST
IPL 2018: 'Deeply Hurt' Virat Kohli Apologises for RCB's Forgettable Season

New Delhi: Virat Kohli has expressed his disappointment as Royal Challengers Bangalore failed to make it through to the knock-out stage of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

The RCB skipper took to social media to apologise to the fans and said that he was 'deeply hurt' with the kind of cricket that his team played throughout the course of the eleventh edition of the cash-rich league.

Kohli posted a video on social media and his post read: "I really believe in the concept of, "you either win or you learn". We fought hard and gave it our all but one thing is for sure, next season we definitely will bounce back stronger than ever with our learning from this season.Take care."

"We could not pull our way and we are not very proud of how the season went for us. I'm deeply hurt by how we played... deeply sorry for not living up to the expectations of the fans," Kohli said in the video.

"Having said that, it is all a part of life and you cannot always get what you want. It's upto the players to understand what to do about this the next season, really want to turn things around next season. Next year, we will be putting in more effort," the RCB skipper added.

Kohli is currently sixth in this year's list of top IPL scorers after amassing 548 runs at an average of 54.80 in 14 matches. De Villiers stands ninth in the same list with 480 runs at an average of 53.33. And apart from these two, RCB failed to find match-winners throughout the course of the season and wasn't able to seal a place in the last four.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
ENG
5 4 1 0 8 +1.86
2
AUS
5 4 1 0 8 +0.81
3
NZ
4 3 0 1 7 +2.16
4
IND
4 3 0 1 7 +1.02
5
BAN
5 2 2 1 5 -0.27
6
SL
5 1 2 2 4 -1.77
7
WI
5 1 3 1 3 +0.27
8
SA
5 1 3 1 3 -0.20
9
PAK
5 1 3 1 3 -1.93
10
AFG
5 0 5 0 0 -2.08

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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